Halloween Treat: Healthy Monster Apples

Turn tart apples, dried fruit and nuts or seeds into healthy treats for your favorite trick-or-treaters. 

Monster Apples

Monster Apples

Turn tart apples, dried fruit and nuts or seeds into healthy treats for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

By: Heather Baird

Ingredients

  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • lemon juice
  • 6 pieces of dried papaya or mango
  • 18 candy eyeballs
  • 1 ounce sunflower seeds
  • 12 almond slivers
  • 3 tablespoons buttercream or piping gel

Yield: 6 servings

1: Cut each apple in half and core the centers. Cut the top and bottom of each apple off at a slight inward angle so the apple halves stand upright (Image 1). Cut away slices from the centers using a paring knife (Image 2). Brush the exposed apple flesh with lemon juice to prevent browning (Image 3). 

2: Cut a hole in the center slices large enough for the dried fruit pieces to be inserted. This will be the monster's 'tongue'.

Monster Apples: Step 4

Monster Apples: Step 4

Cut a hole in the center slices large enough for the dried fruit pieces to be pushed through. This will be the monster tongue.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

3: Press almond slivers and sunflower seeds into the apple's flesh to create 'teeth'.

Monster Apples

Monster Apples

Press almond slices and sunflower seeds into the flesh of the center slices to create ‘teeth’.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

4: Add small dots of frosting or piping gel to the backs of the candy eyeballs to secure them just above the mouth.

Monster Apples: Step 6

Monster Apples: Step 6

Use small dots of frosting or piping gel to on the backs of the candy eyeballs; affix just above the mouth on the apple skin.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

5: Arrange monster apples on a serving tray. Serve fresh and store leftovers covered in plastic wrap in the refrigerator.

Monster Apples

Monster Apples

Turn tart apples, dried fruit and nuts or seeds into healthy treats for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

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